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NEWH LA To Host Virtual Student Speed Dating Portfolio Review on September 17th!

Calling ALL students to join NEWH LA for a virtual portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your resume, projects, or portfolio from working professionals in the hospitality industry. Use that feedback to help your work stand out from the crowd!

How it works:
Open to all students who have at least one project completed and/or a resume for review.

Students will go on a series of speed dates, each time being reviewed by a different mentor. They should be prepared to take control of the screen and present their work digitally. They have the option of presenting the same project or resume multiple times or presenting several different projects and a resume. Students will be put in a group of 2 or 3. Depending on the group size, they will be given 3-5 minutes to present one project, and the reviewer will have 2-3 minutes to critique.

Event: Speed Dating Portfolio Review
Date: Friday, Sept, 17th
Time: 2PM-4PM PDT
Format: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free
Registration: HERE

Hope to see you there!

The 2021 Emerging Professionals Design Competition Is Now Accepting Submissions!

The 2021 Emerging Professionals Program Student Design Competition, hosted and sponsored by Dunn-Edwards is intended to encourage, recognize and reward students who are training for careers as design professionals.  

Using Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year, Wild Blue Yonder (DE5855), to anchor the designs, entrants must address a specific need for a hypothetical client. Advanced tier entrants submit a mood board, renderings and written description. Beginner tier entrants submit a mood board and written description. 

The 1st place winners will receive national recognition through a feature in Dunn-Edwards specs + spaces, acknowledgment on social media, and will bring home $3,000 in cash. Winners will also be selected for 2nd and 3rd place to receive cash prizes. The beginner tier winners will receive a $100 Dunn-Edwards gift card. The first 5 entrants will receive an early bird prize of an InstaColor® iD 

Competition Website HERE

Competition Playlist HERE

Competition YouTube Announcement HERE

Competition Submission Deadline August 6, 2021 

This student design competition is launched through our Emerging Professionals Program “EPP”. EPP partners with student designers to provide industry knowledge & skills enhancement opportunities. Programming includes tailored in-person or virtual class presentations, annual design competitions, relevant articles, and tools, like the Paint 101 – Essential Handbook for All Professionals and shadowing experiences (Post-Covid).

MIA Graduate Barbara Bischoff Recognized As One of Mix Interiors 30 Under 30 Class of 2021!

Congratulations to Barbara Bischoff for being named to the Mix Interiors 30 under 30 class of 2021!

Here is a little about Barbara and her projects for HOK London: 

After spending time in HOK’s Los Angeles office, it took some convincing to lure Barbara away from sunnier climes, and HOK London’s team is fortunate to have her. Her talent and creativity were put immediately to work by joining fast-paced teams delivering projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Her insatiable design curiosity cuts across many project typologies, from corporate and commercial through to hospitality and aviation. From her design background, she has particular expertise in the hospitality sector, where she learned how to create immersive experiences through a journey of colours, textures and patterns; and from her higher education design background, where she understood how to create inclusive and vibrant academic interiors that reinforce the user’s wellbeing. In all her projects, understanding the DNA of a client is at the crux of the assignment. This understanding becomes the springboard for her interpretation of a client’s brief and shapes the appropriate design narrative to tell each of her clients’ unique stories. Barbara has been doing just that on a world-class corporate headquarters in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District and, closer to home, she has been instrumental in developing a Bristol-based workplace design for the commercial arm of the UK’s leading broadcasting institution.

To read more about this group of rising stars of the architectural and interior design community click HERE

Congratulations again, Barbara!

#LCDQStrong Virtual Design Summit Student Scholarship Deadline is Sunday, April, 25th!

LCDQ (La Cienega Design Quarter) is pleased to announce #LCDQStrong Virtual Design Summit on May 5, 2021. Everyone is invited to view the virtual panel discussions and conversations and have the opportunity to chat with top design professionals from L.A. to London.

As part of the event, LCDQ is offering the LCDQ Scholarships to UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design students. The competition awards will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place. This award is funded by a kitchen appliance sponsor, that will be announced at a later time, as well as how the competition will be judged.

For the LCDQ Scholarships, we’re inviting student designers to create virtual window renderings on the theme LOOKING FORWARD. Students will submit a hand-drawn, colored illustration or a computer rendering or a hybrid, using at least five items from one of the LCDQ showrooms (listed here). 

Project Requirements:

  • Open to current UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design and Master of Interior Architecture students
  • A 11 x 17 sized horizontal rendering. If you are going to paint, draw, illustrate, a 20 x 30 wide format will be fine as that can be resized to 11.333 x 17 wide.
  • A mood board showing showcasing the brand and the showrooms where 5 of the products in the window are from
  • Project captures the feeling and desire for LOOKING FORWARD in 2021*
  • Deadline for the high-resolution jpeg file of your virtual window design and mood board is Sunday, April 25, 2021 

* LOOKING FORWARD in 2021 THEME: What are YOU Looking Forward to? Gatherings of family and friends? Going to museums? A fabulous dinner party? Travel? As a theme, LOOKING FORWARD can mean something different to each person. It’s an expectant feeling, an excitement of good things to come. A progressive march toward happier and freer times. An open and positive outlook on life. We want to capture the feeling and desire of LOOKING FORWARD in 2021, and we invite you to participate in this movement!

Please email tleddington@unex.ucla.edu with questions or for more information.

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship Deadline is Friday, April, 16th!

 NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter is awarding up to $25,000 in scholarships to students pursuing a major and career objective within the Hospitality Industry (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, architecture, etc.). Scholarship submission deadline date is April 16, 2021.

Scholarship criteria:

• Actively enrolled student: 2-year program freshman and above, 4-year sophomore/second year and above, or graduate level attending college in: Los Angeles, Southern California and zip codes 900-935

• 3.0 GPA (cumulative) overall “B” average or grade percentage of 83% – 86% equivalent

• Financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies

• Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)

Did you know?

• NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students + full-time educators

• Students may apply by email, mail or online: www.newh.org  (Scholarship/Chapter Scholarship Applications/Los Angeles Founding Chapter) or at APPLY

• UCLA Extension program will be hosting a FREE virtual information session on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Please email tleddington@unex.ucla.edu for more information and registration.

Foundation Level Student Timothy Durant’s Photo Included in “Expose: Architectural”!

Congratulations to Timothy Durant who’s picture of the outdoor seating area at the Edgemar in Santa Monica, CA, has been selected as one of twenty works included in the exhibition “Expose: Architectural” by Art Gym Denver! The picture was taken as part of Tim’s coursework for our Photographing Architecture & Interiors course led by instructor Doug Hill.

See more of the work and read about the exhibition HERE!

Congrats again, Tim! Great work!

UCLA Extension will host a Virtual Certificate Celebration on Friday, June 26, 2020!

Join UCLA Extension for a Virtual Celebration in recognition of all certificate graduates in 2020! The ceremony will be broadcast on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 4:00 pm on UCLA Extension’s YouTube Channel and will honor graduates, highlights their voices, and marks the milestone of their personal and professional journeys. Graduates, family, and friends are invited to watch the celebration!

The event is FREE, and graduates, family, and friends are invited to watch the celebration! Reserve a “virtual seat” HERE!

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to Ankita Gogne & Ksenia Riasnianskaia on their NEWH Scholarship Wins!

We are so happy to announce that two of our MIA students have won NEWH LA Chapter Scholarships! NEWH scholarships are open to students with a career objective within the hospitality industry. Both Ankita and Ksenia are outstanding students, talented interior designers, and very deserving of their scholarships!

Ankita Gogne was the winner of a $10,000 NEWH LA Chapter Scholarship.

Ksenia Riasnianskaia was the winner of a $5,000 NEWH LA Chapter Scholarship.

Congratulations to you both!

Instructor Abeer Sweis & SweisKloss Featured as Top LA Design Build Firm!

Congratulations to Abeer Sweis and SweisKloss for being featured as one of the best design build firms in Los Angeles by LA Architect. SweisKloss is a Santa Monica-based full-service design and construct firm offering building design, interior design, and construction services. The company employs a holistic approach in order to provide clients with a creative and collaborative process from conception through completion. Read the full article HERE.

Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge is Here!

The 2020 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge is now open for entries!  This design challenge is a professional competition that celebrates excellence in interior design by students in both residential and commercial categories. The winners will also be published in the Sherwin-Williams magazine, digital magazine, and online platforms. In the past, some winners have moved on to have internships with the judges. All the rules and instructions are on HERE! It is incredibly simple!!